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  1. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Bought a ton of shop equipment(by mass); old arc welder, shop cart, necessary safety gear, some rods and will probably spend a day or so figuring out in what state the welder and cart are and if...

    Bought a ton of shop equipment(by mass); old arc welder, shop cart, necessary safety gear, some rods and will probably spend a day or so figuring out in what state the welder and cart are and if they still work properly(and if not, fix).

    3 votes
  2. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    I played the alpha because it was free. (Still able to run it with epic launcher uninstalled because no DRM.) In it's current state l much prefer Factorio, so it's a good idea to wait a year for...

    I played the alpha because it was free. (Still able to run it with epic launcher uninstalled because no DRM.)

    In it's current state l much prefer Factorio, so it's a good idea to wait a year for it to drop on Steam since l
    hope it'll improve during that time.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    The thing is, Epic games are DRM free so zipping the games and spreading them that way seems to be a piece of cake.

    The thing is, Epic games are DRM free so zipping the games and spreading them that way seems to be a piece of cake.

    9 votes
  4. Comment on What do you Tildians think of Atom? in ~comp

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    I'm only using it because it has a dark theme compared to Notepad++ and a file browser. So far it's main disadvantage is that it boots really, really slowly compared to Notepad++ which booted near...

    I'm only using it because it has a dark theme compared to Notepad++ and a file browser.

    So far it's main disadvantage is that it boots really, really slowly compared to Notepad++ which booted near instantly.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Which OS do you use and how does it look? in ~comp

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    Win10 because l can't really use Linux. It's not my favorite but l don't like linux or MacOS either so l'll stick with this. Dual monitors, desktop icons hidden, extreme mess of New Folder (26)...

    Win10 because l can't really use Linux. It's not my favorite but l don't like linux or MacOS either so l'll stick with this.
    Dual monitors, desktop icons hidden, extreme mess of New Folder (26) and the lot because l keep forgetting to clean up. :/
    I do have a small old NAS webserver thing that runs some custom linux distro; no idea what it exactly is but l gave myself root access so it's customizable now. I use that to learn linux/ssh/terminal stuff, and to host a personal info wiki.

  6. Comment on Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015 in ~tech

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    It stays forever, but with no paths to it. Finding it is near impossible due to link rot.

    It stays forever, but with no paths to it. Finding it is near impossible due to link rot.

  7. Comment on What do you think will be the next big innovation to smart phones? in ~tech

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    I've been using an iPhone 5c for years now, it's pretty small compared to current small phones. Some websites don't even make CSS for small phones anymore; a lot of content is just off-screen and...

    I've been using an iPhone 5c for years now, it's pretty small compared to current small phones. Some websites don't even make CSS for small phones anymore; a lot of content is just off-screen and can't be reached.

    This thing is also immensely sturdy(hard plastic shell) and does it's job; l don't really use more than three apps anyway.

    Compare that to my 2017 12.9" iPad: It was so thin that l bought a thick protective cover because l was afraid it'd snap in half.

  8. Comment on Does anyone else get huge aimless bursts of inspiration? in ~talk

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    Yep, l write down what comes in and throw it in the pile of unbuilt ideas (a notepad with a ton of ideas). I'm currently learning metalworking/electronics and other things so l could probably...

    Yep, l write down what comes in and throw it in the pile of unbuilt ideas (a notepad with a ton of ideas).

    I'm currently learning metalworking/electronics and other things so l could probably build at least a few of those.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Tumblr suffers 150 million drop in traffic after porn ban in ~tech

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    It works by tags and image content l think, any nsfw tag is banned. A lot of stuff is untagged which is why it remains.

    It works by tags and image content l think, any nsfw tag is banned. A lot of stuff is untagged which is why it remains.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Tumblr suffers 150 million drop in traffic after porn ban in ~tech

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    Plus, the NSFW filter is tripped quite easily- even posts that aren't remotely NSFW are tagged as such, which apparently seems to work like some sort of shadowban, so basically goodbye followers...

    Plus, the NSFW filter is tripped quite easily- even posts that aren't remotely NSFW are tagged as such, which apparently seems to work like some sort of shadowban, so basically goodbye followers after that.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Let's talk about possible UI changes to make donating to Tildes more obvious. in ~tildes

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    Please no 2002-style yellow Paypal button, though paypal support would be nice.

    Please no 2002-style yellow Paypal button, though paypal support would be nice.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Unburning CO2 in ~enviro

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    I've read through the paper and, aside from the pyrophoricity of the cerium, this seems a decently easy to set up experiment, even for DIY chemists. Almost want to order some indium and try to run...

    I've read through the paper and, aside from the pyrophoricity of the cerium, this seems a decently easy to set up experiment, even for DIY chemists. Almost want to order some indium and try to run this myself.

    I wonder how scalable this method is, and if there's a less flammable cerium alternative.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Dwarf Fortress to be Released on Steam and itch.io in ~games

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    I knew a big announce was coming but l 20000% did not expect this. Good move on their part, it's a huge platform and they'll get plenty attention. Plus it's a really good way to track the millions...

    I knew a big announce was coming but l 20000% did not expect this. Good move on their part, it's a huge platform and they'll get plenty attention.

    Plus it's a really good way to track the millions of playtime hours consistently :p

    Edit: I've heard concerns about Tarn's health in the past but thought it was a little over the top, since fans were worried he'd die before the game was finished(in its current development rate and no end goal this still seems likely). The Patreon post apparently tells us that they indeed do have health problems and this is a pretty likely scenario. So I'm happy to see that this might prove to be a stable source of income for the guys, they deserve it.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Kurzgesagt's "Trust" video may have been a preemptive move to avoid criticism. in ~misc

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    I've always enjoyed The Thought Emporium for biology-related content. The videos are very "how to do x" and DIY-oriented, but nonetheless very interesting. I should add it's not 100% biology but...

    I've always enjoyed The Thought Emporium for biology-related content. The videos are very "how to do x" and DIY-oriented, but nonetheless very interesting.

    I should add it's not 100% biology but also chemistry, immunolog, electrics and physics subjects.

  15. Comment on Kurzgesagt's "Trust" video may have been a preemptive move to avoid criticism. in ~misc

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    I think it's similar to how things like physics and chemistry are taught in high schools: not always technically correct but simplified a bit, so it's a little easier to understand. When you do...

    I think it's similar to how things like physics and chemistry are taught in high schools: not always technically correct but simplified a bit, so it's a little easier to understand. When you do get to actually studying those fields you'll learn it the correct way. What Kurz does is mostly just making people interested in sciences with easy-to-digest and fun videos. I think raising interest for science is a pretty important thing.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What (if anything) do you support through Patreon? in ~talk

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    Some independent artists like Zhillustrator who make really cool art. I've bought multiple prints from that guy, really love his work. It's awesome if artists can live off of their work so l'll...

    Some independent artists like Zhillustrator who make really cool art. I've bought multiple prints from that guy, really love his work. It's awesome if artists can live off of their work so l'll gladly help.

  17. Comment on Some small updates over the past week in ~tildes.official

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    It's all just one website, no app. On mobile the website just sees you're on a phone and adjusts screen size accordingly, plus some extra buttons.

    It's all just one website, no app. On mobile the website just sees you're on a phone and adjusts screen size accordingly, plus some extra buttons.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on What is the best ‘game within a game’ you have played? in ~games

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    Not sure if it counts as "game", but l've always enjoyed the sub-games of Team Fortress 2. The main objective is capping points, but there's so much more going on as sub-games are like "spy vs. a...

    Not sure if it counts as "game", but l've always enjoyed the sub-games of Team Fortress 2. The main objective is capping points, but there's so much more going on as sub-games are like "spy vs. a specific engineer", dueling soldiers, sniper battles at 2fort(basicaly like whack-a-mole), melee heavy vs melee heavy. It's always fun to pick a class and spend a large part of the game battling one specific opponent.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Slime Rancher is available for free on the Epic Store until March 21 in ~games

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    Definitely by design, to lure people towards the platform. Edit: It seems rather sneaky, but since a game l'd like to playvis Epic-exclusive l'm tempted to try. Though l'm not really sure since l...

    Definitely by design, to lure people towards the platform.

    Edit: It seems rather sneaky, but since a game l'd like to playvis Epic-exclusive l'm tempted to try. Though l'm not really sure since l hear a lot about account security issues.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on All Intel chips open to new Spoiler non-Spectre attack: Don't expect a quick fix in ~tech

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    I thought the two yellow spoiler tag labels were added to draw attention for a really really bad major security leak(am aware it's an error). What does this exploit mean to layman/regular users...

    I thought the two yellow spoiler tag labels were added to draw attention for a really really bad major security leak(am aware it's an error).

    What does this exploit mean to layman/regular users like me, and should I be worried?

    2 votes